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WWCC Episode 150: The future of Chinese characters

Mar 11, 2011
Ancius discusses the possible directions of development for Chinese characters in the future: will they become even more simplified? Or will Hanyu Pinyin take over?
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  • Francis Tchiegue

    Born in Cameroon, Francis Tchiegue speaks French and English fluently. Now he can also speak excellent Chinese and a little Korean. He loves China so much that he has been living in China and learning...

  • Nicholas William Angiers

    Nick first came to China for an exchange during his third year at the University of British Columbia, where he majored in Asian Language and Culture. He studied for one year at the Beijing Language an...

About Wonderful World of Chinese Characters

The Wonderful World of Chinese Characters is your guide to unlocking the mysteries of the notoriously complex Chinese writing system; host Nick Angiers (“Ancius”) tells you all about the development of Chinese characters through time, how they came to look the way they do, and how the Chinese writing system represents abstract concepts.

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